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Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-vote would have taken death off the table, each juror had to vote by con
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
row. one has been there for 25 years. >> historically that suggests that major hassan will languish on death row. >> what if hassan waives the appeals, could he be bumped to the top of the line for execution? jenks said that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i wonder ho it would look perception wise if an islamic service member on death row is executed in five or ten years while others are still languishing. >> reporter: survivors and family members have accused the government for choosing political correctness other justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges despite a jihadist motives. if jury members now condem hassan to death the government as this jury decides if he lives or dies. >> heidi shou castro at fort hood, texas. you allen schauffler now joins us. whatveral of them spoke after te sentencing. >> our family members are six feet under, and there is no way we can visit them at all. they're gone. and these guys go around put all the kids, murder them, put blankets on them and burn them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> when you're sending people to fromni
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
murderer as the sentencing phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of his title. >> they don't have the authority to strip hassan of h his rank. they can give a dismissal
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
army major nadal hassan spoke just three words t at his trial today. the defense rests. prosecutors brought nearly 90 witnesses and he called none of his own. the army cak psychiatrist admitd he was the shooter in his opening statement. he faces 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. closing arguments begin tomorrow. al jazeera we're live in fort hood. hassan has not really helped himself in clear himself in his case when he passed on the chance to defend himself. he wanted to tell jurors that he killed u.s. soldiers to save lives in afghanistan, but the judge deemed that irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this an unique trial. not own is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian who rushed to hassan to try to stop the shooting. prosecutors made it a seen of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecution witnesses took the stands. a police officer w
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 1:00pm EDT
fort hood shooter taking the stand. nadal hassan takes the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial. >>> churches are questioning the use of vaccinations. >> at this hour the united states and its allies appear to be moving forward with plans for military action against syria. the aim would be-to-deter the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. ritters says that the opposition has been told to expect a strike president obama has not yet decided on any military action. the u.n. inspection team on the ground in syria has postponed it's chemical weapons investigation due to safety concerns. meanwhile, syrian government said syria will defend itself. >> we all hear the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military action against syria i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, basil base led groundless. i dare them to produce any piece of evidence. >> we go to lebanon, the capitol of beirut. what are you hearing that some type of military action could happen very, very soon. >> reporter: well, there are
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 8:00am EDT
-castro. hassan admitted to the shootings, but has he shown remorse since the proceedings began? >> no remorse whatsoever. he was emotionalless. yesterday as we heard one after another, family members of the victims talking about their unmeasurable loss. hassan declined to cross those relatives, using that soft spoken measured voice. now, there was any indication of what was going on underneath that masked exterior, he did ask for frequent breaks between the testimony, perhaps some sign of disquiet. meanwhile, elsewhere in the courtroom, you couldn't find one pair of dry eyes, because this testimony was so moving. we heard about children growing up without their fathers, we heard from one man who lost not only his daughter, but also the grandchild that was in her womb, so obviously, very moving, heart-breaking testimony that appeared to move everyone in the courtroom, everyone but hassan. morgan. >> you mentioned this emotional testimony. what's the likelihood hassan will be sentenced to death? >> most are saying it is very likely, morgan. the government has already proven its c
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm EDT
jury has decided the process to decide the future of major nadal hassan. they'll have to decide between life behind bars or death by lethal injection. >> reporter: well, dell, the expectation now is there there will be military action and that is a dramatic change in 48 hours. let's take you back to friday night as those pictures of death and suffering continue to stream in from that suburb around damascus, and from what the white house said there was little doubt there was a chemical weapon, and that was bashir al-assad. they said that sunday, but then they sent out a message that needed to allow an site access to the inspectors immediately. some are saying the they have degraded and corrupted the evidence to such a degree that it wouldn't do any good. chuck hagel saying the president has asked us to prepare military options. we have prepared those options we are ready. we have republican and democrat, house and senate calling for quote/unquote surgical strikes, speculating about a cruise missile launch and should congress be identified and consulted or shouldn't it. what is re
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am EDT
texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i don't know if
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 4:00pm EDT
quickly it can turn deadly: >>> the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. >>> as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors. mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. >>> the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
behavior. >> nidal hassan spoke three words, the defense rests. >> the military judge deemed his argument irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. >> most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. >> hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian, who used a chair to rush hassan to try to top the shooting. in its case, prosecutors painted a scene of both heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecution witnesses took the stand, a retired staff sergeant, who was shot seven times, a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand, preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psychologist says he wants the jury to consider capital charges and n
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm EDT
awarded the medal of honor. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am EDT
people killed by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge for a break between the government's case and his own, indicating he is planning something, but morgan, you just never know what will come out of this guys mouth. he already indicated that if he were given the death penalty, he would consider himself a martyr. >> you mentioned the death penalty, heidi. what kind of problems would the death penalty really present? >> well, if he is sentenced to death as expected here, it would really present a case that doesn't have any precedence in u.s. history. the last u.s. soldier to be executed was in 1961, and he was hanged by the neck. that just gives you an indication of how much time has passed since the last execution. there are five soldiers currently on death row. one has been there for 25 years, so if hassan continues this pattern of condemning himself and
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
how long it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00am EDT
. >> the fate of admitted fort hood shooter major nidal hassan is in the hands of a jury. a panel of officers began deliberating on thursday after hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
hood in 2009 activists at the trial question no one for his defense? >> hassan spoke four words in court this morning. the defense has rested. he called on no witnesses, and he told the judge that he does not want the jury to consider any lesser offenses like voluntary manslaughter. this leads us to a quick ramp to the defense portion of the court-martial. the fact that hassan was barred from using the one argument that he would like to use, saying he was targeting u.s. soldiers in defense of muslim lives in afghanistan. early on in the legal process the judge said that argument is irrelevant. leading us with just the fact of the case which hassan has never disputed telling jurors on day one of this court-martial that he is the shooter. the jury has been dismissed until tomorrow when they'll reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been reall
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00am EDT
wednesday without calling a single witness. hassan is facing execution if convicted on 45 counts of heidis covering the trial live. i understand major hassan has only one piece of evidence to roundly criticized and discredited by the pentagon. in a report from the department of defense, it found that this evaluation failed to note signs of radicalization in hassan, signs that were obvious to many of his colleagues. they include public statements that he made while he was working at walter reed. he told a room full of classmates and his instructor that the u.s. war on terrorism was really a war against islam, and he said that muslim soldiers serving in the u.s. army shouldn't beilable to for these many charges. >> they have a lot of evidence on the prosecution side, but they have one piece of evidence on the defense side. isn't it possible that they could reach a we know you'll coo cover that, thank you. >> there are no calls for the united nations to take action following an alleged toxic gas attack by the syrian government. a coalition said it happened outside damascus, saying hundreds of
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 11:00am EDT
witnesses, but hassan who admitted he was the shooter, called no one. he rested his cases moments after he was scheduled to begin his hassan really rested his case before he began. he said four words, the defense has rested. he called no witnesses, and told the judge that he does not want the injury to consider any lesser charges than voluntary manslaughter. >> now even though he did act as his own attorney, he had lawyers standing by with him, right?arg. he wanted to say that he targeted u.s. soldiers to defending lives in afghanistan. the judge said that is irrelevant to the case, which leads us to the facts o that left him with very little left to say. >> thank you, heidi. >>> a sentencing hearing getting underway in washington state for robert bales. he has already pleaded guilty to the murders. survivors in the attack have been testifying. tuesday an afghan farmer who survived being shot cursed bales and then broke down. >>> the 9/11 pretrial hearings are underway at guantanamo bay. >>> and children in japan are contracting thyroid cancer, and it's being linked to the fukishi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automatic appeals that work
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
to the site. >> iran's president hassan has acknowledged for the first time that chemical weapons have been used in syria. he said and i quote, many of the innocent people of syria have been injured and martyred by chemical agents and this is unfortunate. he also said the! ic republic gives notice to the international committee to use all its might to prevent the use of these weapons anywhere in the world, especially in syria. let's get more now from michael stephens. he is a researcher at the royal united services institute. welcome once again. >> hi. >> and thank you for coming in to speak to us. this is unpress debited, isn't it? iran acknowledging that chemical weapons have been used and also russia weighing in saying the syrian government should allow u.n. inspectors to decide if that alleged attack near damascus is the tide changing. >> well, i think it is very obvious that there were some chemical agents used. if you look at iranian, they are very sensitive to the chemical issue. and eit would not suit them to sit silent, when they know this amount of deaths had happened. b
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair. some looked him in the e
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not actuall
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00pm EDT
sea used their account to report both attacks. >>> army major nadal hassan had nothing to say in his trial. now he'll be facing life or death. he was convicted of shooting friday by the same jury. they heard testimony from victims and arguments from prosecution but hassan denied opportunities to speak. we'll have updates as they develop. >>> shakespeare has new fans in a prison of illinois. othello.revised as a hip hot tragedy. it's a tragedy tailor made for the hip hot era. [♪ singing ] only this script is 400 years old. just recently freshened up with a modern touch. >> we've been told stories since we were a little kid in rhyme all the time. >> you need to focus on what you're doing, make sure you think before with you react or otherwise catastrophic events can happen. >> reporter: having performed all over the world, this is the first true captive audience for the brothers. >> everyone has a chance to make a new life for themselves. the end of the play says why we're here. >> we really didn't realize sort of how that line would resonate until we were doing it, and they were lik
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
death row. one has been there for 25 years. >> so, historically, that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row, and not actually be executed. >> not while his automatic appeals pend, but what if he waves those appeals? could he be bumped to the front of the line for execution? that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i just wonder perception-wise how it will look if say the u.s. service, the islamic service american member sentenced to death row is actually executed in say five or 10 years, while others are still languishing. >> survivors and family members have already accused the government of choosing political correctness over justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges, despite his confessed jihadist motive. if jury members now condemn him to death, the government will have to brace for more difficult questions ahead. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera, fort hood. >> over 50 wildfires burning in the west and we're expecting to see the majority of those started by lightning strikes. the problem is that we dried out so much in the northwest this year th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do not have a motive. >>> in lebanon, the death toll from two car bombings has now climbed to 47. it happened on friday in tripoli in the northern part of the country. today, we are seeing just how powerful those bombs were. it appears to have been a pair. mistaken of the victims had attended afternoon prayers. at least 300 people are hospitalized, 65 of those in critical condition no. one has claimed responsibility for the attack. >>> in bolivi, an out-of-control prison brawl
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 11:00am EDT
hassan will face the penalty phase of his trial on monday. he could be the first soldier to be executed by the military sips 1965. he is charged with the 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers. >>> and amidst growing sectarian tension in egypt, mubarak is back in court. >>> and a lawsuit against donald trump alleging bad business. >>> we have a report from the northwest coming up very soon after the break. >>> welcome back to al-jazeera, i'm del walters. former egyptian president mubarak appeared in court today facing charges for the deaths in the uprising in 2011. he was released from prison on thursday. he will be held under house arrest in a military facility. he has been in power for a decade after the sadat passing in 1981. in january 2011, antigovernment protestors demanded his resignation in what became to be known as the arab spring. mubarak was convicted and sentenced to prison for his role in killing demonstrators in the riots. a retrial of the case began three months later. then last week, the state news organization said he would be released from prison but he
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
sentencing. offering little in his own defense throughout the trial. hassan was his own attorney. he indicated from the beginning that he wanted to die. one by one relatives of those massacred took the stand to talk of his loss. >> my father will never come home, his laughter to our ears, his smile to our eyes, but justice is now here. >> reporter: heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, fort hood. >> and nidal is the first u.s. soldier to receive the death penalty since 1961. well, it was a day of reflection and remembrance at the mall in washington. many gathered to celebrate the event. >>> it's a wage war as fast food workers walk out on their employers. police in new york are keeping at least a dozen mosques under surveillance. we'll explain why and what it means for people who attend them. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 2:00am EDT
voters to vote. >>> nadal hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. >>> the soldier accused of killing afghan civilians is on trial, sergeant robert bales gave his apology. >> i wish i could take it back, said sergeant bales. i wish i could take it back, but i can't. speaking in a low halting voice bales apologized to the families of the afghan civilians that he murderedded, and said that he disgraced his own family. his voice wavered when he spoke. what i did was an act of cowardice behind a mask of bravado. he's accused of killing 16 afghan civilians during a nighttime shooting spree in march of 2012. he does not face the death penalty for those crimes, and is trying to avoid life in prison without the possibility of parole. bales did not describe his actions in detail. he said he had asked himself why he killed, but said he couldn't find a reason. under military trial rules the prosecution was not permitted to cross-examination bales. >> reporter: bales described mounting rage anger
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 4:00pm EDT
gives hassan what he wants. he has already told mention health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr and his court martial defense reflected it. hasan acted as his own lawyer admitting to the crimes in his opening statements. some survivors are con floithd which sentence brings a greater sense of justice: the death penalty or life behind bars. to reach a death sentence, the jury vote must be unanimous and it would immediately trigger a series of automatic appeals that could drag on for years. >> if there is a vote against the death penalty, it's not necessarily going to be a reflection that they think the crime was somehow mitigated. i think it will because one or two members simply decides that it would be a more appropriate penalty for nadal hasan to spend the rest of his life under army custody at fort levenworth in a wheelchair and i think that's a possibility. >> the u.s. has not executed a military service member since 1961. currently, five u.s. soldiers sit on death row. one has been there for 25 years. ultimately, the president must sign off on an execution. it's quite
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
facilities but also given the soft approach towards the west of the newly installed president hassan rohani. but iran might mobilize it's other ally in the region, hezbollah. >> iran has limited impact to retaliate in a terror fashion. this is a natural response run prefers to use proxy groups in the form of terrorism, and an attack on israel is the likely expected reaction from the regime. >> reporter: the attacks could be launched on israel by hezbollah in the south of lebanon. it's known that they have rockets capable of hitting all the way here to tel aviv. that's a major israeli fear. a strike from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 8:00pm EDT
jury again tomorrow. major nadal hassan is facing the penalty phase of his trial. on friday a military jury convicted hassan of 25 charge including meditated murder. hay san was convicted of murder for the 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at fort hood texas. >>> a woman from new mexico is trying to help victims of domestic abuse in a very interesting way. she's offering tattoo removal. >> i will apply the laser. >> reporter: this is a consultation, a conversation, a chat, to change a life. from her office in albuquerque, new mexico, she's trying to help the victims of domestic abuse. she offers free tattoo removal. the physical signs of psychological damage. >> i think we need to recognize this is a form of branding, and like i tell everybody this is the superficial. this is what is on top. we should be extremely concerned about the acts and events that took place that caused these type of brands to take place. there are so many more horrific stories that are underneath. >> reporter: removeel affidavit tattoo could take months even years depending how big and how d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 2:00am EDT
businessman. the sentences face for hassan is underway. huh shann is the gunman responsible for the fort hoot shooting rampage in november 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder. and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from victims families over the new few days. meantime, george zimmerman is asking the state of florida to cover some of his legal fees, a lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer plans to file a motion to cover between $20,300,000 of legal fees, the 29-year-old was acquitted of all charges including seconds degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed team treyvon martin in florida. thieves of being blamed in mexico's debtsly train crash where officials say the train derailed because of the track had be been stolen at least six people were killed when they hitched a right on the train. 250 migrants were hoping to reach the u.s. in search of a better life. the japanese government says it will take charge of to dismantle and did he con damn nate severely damaged reactors in fukushima. two and a half years after
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am EDT
you so much, ron hassan, president of beverly hills hollywood branch of naacp. our coverage continues on al jazeera and www.aljazeera.com. the celebration at lincoln memorial begins today. >>> in april a north korea court tensed kenneth bay to is a years of hard labor. he's now suffering from diabetes and an enlarged heart. the white house said they're completely concerned about his health and want north korea to send him home. >>> you may not like this. but the social media giant said half requests about users is from the united states. 74 countries over all is asking for the info, and facebook is not alone. google and microsoft release numbers on how often government request data information. >>> it was hailed as the e-cigarette. why thi this is being labeled dangerous. >>> shakespeare goes behind bars in illinois. classic drama with a hip-hop twist. with the help from the inmates. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ >> good morning. i'm morgan radford and these are some of the stories we're following today. the white house said it's confident that syr
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
at risk. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday for majoro nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty much can iing -- killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. he admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was rent the jury will decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales, responsible for killing 15 afghan civilians last year will serve life in prison with no possibility of pair he'll. he opened fire on men, women and children. some felt the punishment was not harsh enough. al-jazeera alan schoffler has more. >> the panel deliberatiated 90 minutes. life in prison for no chance of parole for sergeant robert bales who has confessed to killing 16 civilians. he showed no visible response for the division. for the afghans flown here as prosecution witnesses, the harshest sentence was not harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find out. >> our wishe
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >>> and hassan has rested his case without calling any witnesses. ♪ >>> a military judge sentences private bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the former intelligence kiwikil. mike viqueira, prosecutors wanted more than that. let's manning the maximum sentence according to lind would have been 90 years. the prosecutes asked for 60. [ technical difficulties ] >> and an altruist in the name of transparency. some 700,000 documents were leaked, among them, richel as you know that video of the attack on 11 individuals who ended up being non-combatant. a mistake on the part of these pilots, he has a camera slung over his arm, did one of the journalists. that video, while the advocates bradley manning. there are protests already being planned throughout the course of the day. one outside the white house this evening who say he is being unjustly maligned. these charges are totally unjustified. they put him on something of a pedestal, although it has to be noted as far as the american public see what the impact of a case like this will be. thank you so much. >> okay. >>> there are calls
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
use of deadly chemical weapons. >> the fort hood shooter major nidal hassan's case is in the hands of the juries. he passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for the shooting in ford hood in 2009. >> san diego's embattled mayor bob filner has purportedly agreed to step down as part of a settlement lawsuit. details of the terms of the settlement are not disclosed. 17 women have accused him of inappropriate behavior. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with stephanie stanton, telling us the resignation is a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and expected to approve the resolution. we did see the mayor here today at city hall. he left at 5:30 this evening, carrying what looked to be a small box of belong i guess as he got into his car and sped away. >> this morning, egypt's ousted former ruler hosni mubarak is under house arrest in a milit
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. if not treated properly, mrsa can be life-threatening. >> recapping our top stories, in a dad hassan, the admi admittedt hood shooter a has been found guilty of the rampage that left 14 soldiers dead. and sergeant robert bales received a life sentence without parole. bales pleaded guilty to the 2009 shooting spree, part of a deal to not receive death penalty. >>> and president obama sent one of his top officials to damascus to investigate the claim of chemical weapons. for more on the chemical weapons investigation, amy joins us. good to talk to you. the u.n. says, as you know, it wants clarity that this was an actual chemical attack near damascus. why are you so certain that chemical weapons were used and the assad regime was behind the attack. >> well, it's very clear if one looks at the videos that were up loaded shortly after the attack that these are people suffering the affects of exposure to toxic chemicals. especially children, it's difficult to coax your child to twist and convulse over a long period of time. sometimes those videos shows a child for over two minutes. so it's
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
at fort hood texas. now a jury is going to determine if nadal hassan gets the death sentence. ♪ theme >> that attack on the u.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. officials from around the globe are meeting in jordan to discuss the crisis. although that meeting was set before last week's attack, officials say that syria is at the top of the their agenda. the very late evident, we return to david jackson, joining us from beirut. the u.s. is saying it is too little, too late. what are they saying in syria? >> well, that has been the outlook all around, no question about it. it's all about too late, too late. every nation that is gathered in jordan for the meeting o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
in 1961. hassan killed 13 of his fellow unarmed soldiers and injured more than 30 others at that texas army base. >> a newly released videotape shows eyewitness testimony in the 1975 assassination attempt on president gerald ford. that testimony coming from the president himself. the videotape shows ford answering questions about the attempt. a jury convicted lynette, squeaky fromme. this is the first time a sitting president has ever given oral testimony in a trial. >> she was three to four feet from me when i first noticed her. she appeared to want to come married. i had the impression she did come forward. i didn't see the precise movement. i stopped, because i had the impression she wanted to speak to me or shake my hand, and as i moved to either shake hands or speak to her, i then notice said the gun. as i indicated, it in her hand was approximately two feet from it. >> now ford videotaped that testimony for use in squeaky fromme's trial. she was sentenced to life in prison, released in parole in 2009. she now lives in new york state. >> doctors at duke university trying to
NBC
Aug 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. military base. a single gunman identified by authorities as army major nidal hassan, opening fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians at ft. hood, texas in november of 2009. hassan was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. he too was shot by a policeman, and is now paralyzed. in court today, hassan wore an army combat uniform and a beard and sat in a wheelchair. he is acting as his own attorney, and in his opening statement offered no defense, but an explanation, saying the evidence will clearly show that i am the shooter, and that he switched sides to defend islam. prosecutors say in planning the attacks, hassan bought lots of ammunition. and that his motive was a radicalized religious belief and anger over being called up for deployment to afghanistan. in his opening statement, colonel steve henrik said, he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible. one of the first on a list of surviving victims to testify was retired army staff start alonso lunsford who recently described how hassan shot him seven times inside a me
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Aug 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
endorsements in iranian politics. out of the people and of the supreme leader. hassan rouhani now has both. the supreme leader ayatollah ali khameini has signed off on the election results. making the cleric and former chief nuclear negotiator iran's seventh president. >> he has been tested before. he has given great service to the nation. i am sure he would like to asked god to grant him success. he has been elected by the vote of the people. >> the now former president washed as hassan rouhani publicly endorsed. >> i would like to give the hands of these millions of iranian people. cast ins that were these boxes. i hope i have the capacity to meet their demands. >> they hold opposite views. is a westerni educated career diplomat and an insider with more than four decades of political experience. he was a longtime ally of the late ayatollah khomeini. he has also served on iran's supreme and national security council for 24 years. after the eight years in power, hassan rouhani wants to find a new path for iran. it comes to international relations, we should take new steps in order to eleva
ABC
Aug 8, 2013 4:30am EDT
national stage, one an army major accused of gunning down soldiers at fort hood in texas. nadal hassan is charged with murder and premeditated murder. his trial came to an abrupt end when his lawyers wanted to withdraw from the trial. they say they can't sit by and watch what's going on. hassan is representing himself but allowed defense lawyers to serve in a standby capacity. >>> in the meantime, the jury continues deliberating today in the racketeering trial of james whitey bulger. jurors must sort through forensic images, guns, even bulger's 700-page informant file. the alleged mob boss is accused of 19 murders along with several counts of extortion and money laundering. the jury must decide whether those crimes contributed to a rain of terror in boston. >>> the thieves accused of targeting female shoppers in anne arundel county are behind bars. the two are charged with multiple theft and credit card offenses. police say that the two would distract female shoppers at grocery stores and then steal their wallets. detectives also say the pair are suspects in similar cases in d.c., virgini
CBS
Aug 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >>> still to come, more drama at fort hood in the army trial of hassan. >>> crash tests are out. which ones performed best? >>> it's as humid as it can get, everyone is talking about it. don't miss your updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is cloudy and 80 degrees in. >>> a military judge resumes the fort hood military trial. his attorneys said hassan is seeking the death penalty, something hassan denies. he has chosen to represent himself but he was given a team of attorneys for counseling. he's accused of hoping fire and killing 13 and injuries dozens more at ford hood. >>> alex rodriguez's suspension will go into effect today. it's the longest non-lifetime suspension. he will be off until 2015. the major league players association appealed his suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. that case now goes to an arbitrator. >>> in today's wjz consumer watch new crash test results today for small cars. six models earned poor or marginal rating. the sonic, cruz, beetle, sentra and soul and forte and civic. the civic was the best performer. this is the
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Aug 4, 2013 5:30am PDT
. colburn the new president of iran is to be sworn in within the hour. hassan rowhani he is expected to outline his vision for the country's future with an address. he met with clerics on sunday. the country, embroiled in a civil war, is the only ally of iran. a big job ahead at the moment for a new bill with sanctions working its way through the u.s. congress, politicians want to punish iran for its nuclear program but the white house is concerned the the new sanctions are badly timed. sanctions go ahead it would strengthen the existing embargoes. cutu.s. is hoping to exports by 1 million barrels per year. sanctions previously put in place by the u.s., un, and other nations, have frozen the assets of the run-in central bank, banning financial transactions. there are tough penalties as well for countries and institutions that continue to trade with iran. live for us from tehran, lot of challenges their for the new president, not the least of which are economic. right, there is a long, long list of challenges with high expectations to go along with that. the iranian people voted for chan
FOX
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
, jury deliberations are expected to happen in the military trial of army major nadal hassan, accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage in for the fort hood. ab evaluation of his boss called him a good soldier. the prosecutor submitted more than 700 pieces of evidence against hassan much hassan admitted to the shooting, saying the rampage was necessary to protect muslims abroad, preparing for iraq and afghanistan. >>> bradley manning, army private sentenced yesterday to 35 years for leaking classified documents now says he intends to live out the rest of his life as a woman. his attorney appeared in national television read a statement from his client. i am chelsea manning. i'm female. given the way i feel since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. the army private is sending president obama a letter, explaining why he decided to leak through wiki leaks. he suggested the identity was a factor in manning's decision to leak the dumes. >>> we're learning more about the surveillance activities of the national security agency. nearly classified documents
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Aug 4, 2013 1:00pm PDT
a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints
FOX News
Aug 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
milk ♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same p
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
attorneys, helping nidal hasan can't drop out of the case. >> reporter: well, kai, hassan's court-martial came to an abrupt halt when his stand by attorneys asked to be pulled from the case. the lawyers claim hassan is trying to get the death penalty. and say they will not help him be a martyr. hassan is representing himself in opening arguments admitted he was the gunman in the shooting. the judge ruled the defense attorneys are required to stay on the case. the lawyers are planning to appeal, claiming the judge is forcing them to violate professional rules of conduct. >> if convicted, hassan will face the death penalty. >>> stranded in kenya, a massive fire at the nairobi airport trapped nearly a dozen marylanders on a -- aide trips toaf rica. today, international flights resumed. but still could take days for some of tome get them. >>> forcing the suspension of international flights and choking a travel gateway. several maryland aide workers were in all of that chaos. >> they let us out on the tarmac. and basically, with only one international terminal, which was completely in flames.
FOX
Aug 4, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. major hassan faces the death penalty if convicted. he admitted in 2009, he opened fire on hundreds of soldiers at the texas based, killing 13. the obama administration has classified the crime as a workplace shooting in order that hassan have full rights as a defendant. those injuries are angry because the classification means they are not eligible for purple hearts. >> the mother of bradley manning had a message for her son, "never give up hope." he is facing as long as 136 years in prison for disclosing secret u.s. documents. 59-year-old susan manning from wales is divorced from manning's father. she told the daley mail that she considers her son her superman and said one day he would be free. >> >> international business times said it is buying "news week" from the aaic interactive corporation. fews week last publicked in 2012 and has since become part of the daily beast website >> fans of jerry garcia gathered in san francisco to remember the man who helped to create the grateful dead. 11th annual jerry day concert brought musicians together with memories. garcia lived in the exce
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
is continuing to represent himself today. hassan could face the death penalty, which is what the attorneys contend he wants. >> the defense lawyers were on standby for him, but yesterday asked to take the lead after accusing the army major of trying to fulfill a death wish, another twist in this unusual case. >> one day after his defense strategy was called into question, more testimony from victims of the fort hood shooting. a survivor describing how she tried to help another victim who had been shot. >> nearly all of the witnesses who testified rendered aid and theto save the lives of soldiers. their actions likely saved many lives. >> on wednesday the trial was stopped after defense attorneys said they could no longer standby. they asked the judge to allow them them to take over or be taken off the case. was argued that hassan trying to get a conviction and a death sentence, something he denied. today the judge sided with the army major, allowing him to represent himself and ruled the standby attorneys have to stay on the case. trying toaccused of kill 13 people and injuring m
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Aug 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> welcome back. top stories here on al jazeera. hassan to set take over as president of iran. he will be endorsed by the sfreem leader in a ceremony in the next couple of hours. the united states issued a worldwide travel alert to its citizens saying the al qaeda group, because i haven't been able to get her to talk. on sunday. >> the u.s. deputy secretary of state in egypt for a second time in less than a month tying to tend crisis there. they called on the protesters . go alone but in quyeeth >> the defense medical charity doctors without borders says at least 100,000 people have been forceed from their gnomes south dan because of violent our east african correspondent petered that from the state. >> out there, hiding in the remote bush, are tens of thousands of people. they are survivors of violence. the ports from survivors who made it out say they you are intelligently need help we hope to find. >> it's only accessible by air and foot. many did what they could to help but they are soldiers not medical workers and apart from the few discretionings and drugs, there's little i can o
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